M15.3 PHAEA, CROMMYONIAN SOW & THESEUS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1850,0302.3|
|Beazley Archive No.||217213|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Codrus Painter|
|Date||ca. 440 - 430 B.C.|
Detail of Theseus fighting the Crommyonian Sow from a painting depicting the labours of the hero.
The hag Phaea drives the Crommyon Sow against Theseus. The hero brandishes a club and wears his cloak draped over an arm like a bull-fighter. Phaea is depicted as a bent, old woman with white hair. The sow is an oversized beast with heavy udders.
Detail of Phaea and the Crommyon Sow.